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    Question How to logg in as root user

    Hi,
    This is a newbie question.

    "You will need ROOT Privs. for most of the commands"


    So how do I change to the root user and cant find the password for it?

    I have the BT3 CD and Knoppix cd And I want to change to the root user.

    Why?
    Becurse I have problem to make my USB stick bootable.
    And I recive when running "Bootinst.sh" that I need root priv
    ("This program needs root priv...")

    I tried to do it from windows but cant boot from the usb device.
    So now I will try to make the USB stick bootable from Linux (BT3 or Knoppix)

    Please advice

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    The default password is "toor"

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    It auto logs in as root as well.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    ok its good to know.
    Can someone guide me thru the steps in Knoppix cd from shell to go to de usb device and make it bootalbe.
    (from the root user)

    It seams to hang the system if I use the usb stick in the BT Cd.

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    Booting from the BT cd and make the usb device bootable was the solution.

    But I also typed "SH" i the commad prompt (Shell) before doing the tasks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickef View Post
    ...........Becurse I have problem to make my USB stick bootable.
    And I recive when running "Bootinst.sh" that I need root priv
    ("This program needs root priv...")........
    There are a couple of minor changes you need to make to the scripts for installing BT3b to a USB stick.
    It's covered in the BT3b section

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    Thanks!
    I will look in to it right away.
    Because now I have problem with the changes parameter.

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    Default the problem would be??

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickef View Post
    Thanks!
    I will look in to it right away.
    Because now I have problem with the changes parameter.
    just a few bits on the changes parameter in usb boot mode
    1 your target partition must be ext2/3
    2 Windows really wants the first partition to be the fat32 one
    3 manually put a changes folder on the drive before you boot with the option
    set
    4 make sure you id the partition correctly (it will be sd?# sd?1 would be your boot partition)

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    1, [x] check
    2. [x] check
    3. [x] and it also created a images folder, and one more after booting.
    4. [x] check.

    Stilll the samme error message.
    changes not writable - continue from memory
    (something like that)

    (it seams like it only mount the sda4 in read-only mode (RO) why?)
    In BT I can't see that the partion is in ro mode any longer???

    I am now trying to make the first partion a 1,2gb ext2 primary pration like this.
    #sda1/ext2 (1.2GB for bt, boot and changes)
    #sda2/linux swap (300mb)
    #sda3/FAT32 (500mb Empty/For alternative storage and normal file transfer for WinXP files)

    Do you think that will work?
    And this time I am trying to use the BT3-UsbCreator ALFA2.1 but, can't get the installer to run from bt3beta Cd.
    I trying to run the program from the command shell.
    lzm2dir BT3USBCREATORa21.lzm /
    But I only get error message.
    I have been trying with diffrent path.
    lzm2dir /dev/sda1/BT3USBCREATORa21.lzm /root/desktop
    But allways the same error message.
    usage: BT3USBCREATORa21.lzm existing_output_directory

    In the installation text is says "run it via the desktop icon(magic hat)"
    What a hell is magic hat?
    And how do i get this installation to run??
    The installation gui look realy nice in the topic, but it does not help if you can't execute the it.
    A dubbelclickabel program whould be newbie safe.
    Thans for your support this far.

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    Default okay try this

    1 download the USB rar file bt3b1141207.rar and unrar to a folder
    2 rebuild the partition table on your USB disk with 2 partitions
    a 2 gig FAT32 partition and then an ext2 partition taking the rest of the disk
    3 copy the boot and bt3 folders to your disk (on the fat32 partition)
    4 open a shell/command prompt window pointed at the boot folder of your usb disk
    5 after making absolutely sure you are in the right place AS ROOT/ADMIN run the correct bootinstall program (sh if you are on linux and bat if you are in windows)
    6 boot from your usb disk and then build the changes folder and fix the parameter
    7 reboot

    btw this is a flash card not a usb attached hard drive right??

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